It’s All About The Numbers

My first year in student ministry I worked with middle schoolers. I was fresh out of Bible College and anxious to grow a youth program and see students experience Jesus. We met weekly on Wednesday nights for a typical youth ministry night full of games, worship and teaching. I quickly... read more

Warm Bodies or Warm Hearts?

A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to catch a plane ride sitting next to Greg Stier, CEO and Founder of Dare 2 Share, from Washington, DC to Denver. He was returning home after a speaking engagement and I was heading to Colorado for a leadership camp/mission trip hybrid... read more

5 Ways to Invest in Yourself

You may have developed a list of resolutions for the New Year, or set goals for your ministry, but have you planned for a little personal development? Your ministry, your work, will only be as solid as YOU are.  So why not invest in your ministry AND yourself? I’m here... read more

What’s A Day Off?

It was my first youth ministry job interview. During the month of March, in my last semester of seminary, I drove to Cincinnati to meet with the church’s administrative board. We talked about the usual kinds of issues, like how to counsel teens, my vision and strategy, and how to... read more